Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books


1995 Story Books
Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Kristine L. Franklin
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 1-56402-544-6
Hardcover Price: $14.99
After Trina's sixth-grade year, she and her best friend have expectations of a wonderful summer. They have not only won a week at camp as the grand prize of Cultural Arts Week for their puppet show, they both have horses which they frequently ride to their own private "camp." Trina's father, however, has lost his job, and he begins a descent into severe depression which eclipses all the joy in the family - including Trina's mother's surprise pregnancy. Trina's sad confusion ends with hope, in one of those rare "You are not alone" books for young people.
Kemie Nix   ©1995 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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